Call for Guest Editors: Developments In Teaching Social Research Methods

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

CALL FOR GUEST EDITOR/S PROPOSAL FOR SPECIAL ISSUE ON DEVELOPMENTS IN TEACHING SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS

There have been a number of recent initiatives in teaching social research methods, both quantitative and qualitative. In part these are fueled by efforts to address skills shortages, but there are also developments in epistemological and pedagogic knowledge that are helping to shape the what, why and how of teaching data gathering, handling and analysis. The International Journal of Social Research Methodology is looking to publish a guest-edited Special Issue that addresses this theme.

Guest editors should submit proposals to the Journal editors by 30th April 2014. Proposals should be submitted via email to tsrm-editor@tandf.co.uk

Potential guest editors should submit a proposal of no longer than 3 pages covering:

  • Rationale. An overview of the coverage of the special issue, highlighting the key areas and issues to be addressed.
  • Indicative contents. Titles, authors and abstracts should be provided, including an editorial. Contents should demonstrate an international orientation, including through the range of contributors. If this is not the case, then a rationale should be provided.
  • Reviews. Indication of whether or not the guest editor/s will take responsibility for relevant book, software or other reviews, or whether they would like the IJSRM reviews editors to provide them

Each Special Issue should amount to 45,000 words in total, which includes the editorial, abstracts, papers, references and reviews. The editorial should provide a ‘state of play’ introduction to methodological issues and methods addressed.

Responsibilities of guest editors:

  • ensure manuscripts are in keeping with IJSRM guidelines (see website)
  • ensure articles are peer refereed (such as by setting up a refereeing panel), with a list of reviewers either provided to the Journal editors or thanked in the editors’ introduction
  • deal with all correspondence with the contributors, Journal editors and Routledge production editor
  • provide a ‘state of play’ editorial
  • liaise with the editors and, if required, the reviews editors
  • ensure delivery of the final manuscript to the editor

Responsibilities of Journal editors:

  • facilitate the preparation of the Special Issue
  • provide final quality control for the Issue
  • forward the Special Issue to the Journal’s production editor

Rosalind Edwards, Christina Hughes and Malcolm Williams
Co-editors
International Journal of Social Research Methodology


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